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NHIA pays GHS180m to healthcare providers

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) on Friday, 22nd March 2024, paid an amount of One Hundred and Eighty Million Ghana Cedis (GHS180,000,000) to various categories of healthcare providers across the country predominantly for claims submitted and vetted up to December 2023.

Student, painter in court for sexual extortion

Two young men from Keta in the Volta Region are facing trial before the Ho Circuit Court for allegedly extorting a total of $6000 from a US-based Ghanaian after threatening to post a video of him naked on social media.

Businessman allegedly defrauds priest of $57,000

A businessman, 33-year-old Andrews Amoah Ampaw, is facing charges at the Achimota Circuit Court for allegedly tricking a reverend minister out of $57,000 with the promise of buying him a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle.

Sea erosion threatens defence wall projects

The ravaging sea is inching towards unprotected portions of the coast around the Aboadze Thermal Plant in the Shama District in the Western Region, threatening the long term survival of the existing portion of the sea defence project.

Volta River Authority denies blame for power outages

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has refuted claims made by Dr. Elikplim Kwabla Apetorgbor, the Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Power Generators, Ghana (IPGG), regarding the impact of its export activities on the energy supply to the Ghanaian market.

Akufo-Addo to launch smart schools project today

In line with plans to provide the needed infrastructure to facilitate e-learning and digitalization, the government will today, Monday, March 25, 2024 launch a major initiative to boost Senior High School Education in the country.

Scrap dealer jailed for stabbing security man

The Tema Circuit Court ‘B’ has sentenced a 27-year-old scrap dealer and herbal medicine peddler, Abdulai Sanusi, to three years imprisonment in hard labour for stabbing a security guard with a pair of scissors.

Deputy CHRAJ boss passes on

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has announced the death of its Deputy Commissioner, Richard Ackom Quayson.